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The Art Museum at the Chinese University plays an important role in the promotion of the appreciation of Chinese art and culture, and the facilitation of academic exchanges between China and international communities.
Established initially as the "Art Gallery" in 1971, the Art Museum, in conjunction with the Fine Arts Department, has since been actively engaged in education and research in Chinese art and culture, through exhibitions, publications, lectures, seminars and symposia. The Art Museum is privileged to enjoy the support of eminent collectors and societies for exhibits.

In cooperation with museums in Mainland China, many Chinese treasures have been brought to the Art Museum, to be shared with the citizens of Hong Kong.


About the Museum
The Hong Kong Museum of Art is one of the museums managed by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department. Established in 1962, it was first housed in the City Hall, moving to its present purpose-built premises by the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in 1991. The museum also has a branch, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, located in Hong Kong Park.

It is the mission of the Hong Kong Museum of Art to preserve the cultural heritage of China and promote art with a local focus. Its collections now number in excess of 13,000 art objects, including Chinese paintings and calligraphy works, antique Chinese treasures, paintings of historical significance as well as creations by local artists. The highlights of the collections are on display in the exhibition galleries. To maintain an essential international character, the museum also presents a great variety of thematic exhibitions drawn from local and overseas sources.

Promoting art among the general public is one of the museum's main objectives, and a wide range of educational programmes are organized in support of the exhibitions to enhance participants' knowledge of and interest in artistic creation.

While navigating through our web pages, please remember that you are always very welcome to visit us in person. After all, there's no substitute for the enjoyable and moving experience of encountering a work of art at first hand!


Special Exhibitions

Four to five special exhibitions are held annually, featuring art and antiquities from museums in China and overseas as well as from local collections. Collaborative efforts make an important contribution to the Art Museum's goals of enhancing public unberstanding of Chinese art and culture.

The Art Museum has established itself as one of the most active museums in Hong Kong for major exhibitions from China. Our collaborators include the following :

Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Yale University Art Museum

Palace Museum, Beijing

Shanghai Museum

Zhejiang Provincial Museum
Nanjing Museum
Hubei Provincial Museum

Guangdong Provincial Museum

Guangzhou Museum of Art

Jiangxi Provincial Museum
Hunan Provincial Museum
Peking University Library

The Art Museum also enjoys the cooperation of local collectors and collector's societies whose important collections provide rich resources for exhibition and research. A selection of exhibitions are given below :

The Cheng Xun Tang Collection of Painting and Calligraphy on Fans (1996)
Chinese Handwriting in Hong Kong: Gleanings of a Hundred Years (1997)
The Imperial Connection: Court Related Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Humphrey K.F. Hui Collection (1998)
The Sanbuyi Tang Collection of Masterworks by Ting Yin Yung (1998)
Unearthing Hong Kong before the advent of writing:A Decade of Archaeology at The CUHK¡]1998¡^
Ancient Chinese Black Wares from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Yeung Wing Tak (1999)
Sparkling Splendours: The Art of Ancient Chinese Carvings on Rock Crystal and Agate The Taoshi Zhai Collection (2000)
The Art of Feng Kanghou: Calligraphy, Painting and Seal-Carving (2000)
ELEGLANCE AND RADIANCE-Grandeur in Qing Glass: The Andrew K. F. Lee Collection (2000)
Early Chinese Glass from the Kwan Collection (2000)
Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Gift in Memory of Mr. Wong Siew Chan and Mr. Wong Peng Cheong (2001)
ANCIENT CHINESE GOLD ORNAMENTS (2001)
Inkplay in Microcosm: Chinese Inside-painted Snuff Bottles The Humphrey K. F. Hui Collection (2002)
DOUBLE BEAUTY: Qing Dynasty Couplets from the Lechangzai Xuan Collection (2003)
Rustic Images: Shiwan Ware from the Eryi Caotang Collection (2003)

Since 1981 over 20 joint exhibitions have been mounted, the more recent ones are :
The Art of Ju Chao and Ju Lian (1996)
Themes and Variations: The Zisha Pottery of Chen Mingyuan (1997)
The Dawn of Chinese Civilization: Jades of the Liangzhu Culture (1998)
Pre-Qin Civilization in the Jianghan Region (1999)
The Art of Chinese Seals through the Ages (2000)
ANCIENT CHINESE CALLIGRAPHIC RUBBINGS (2001)
Flower and Bird Painting of the Ming and Qing Periods¡]2001
CHINESE EPIGRAPHY: Inscribed Relics of Pre-Yuan Era¡]2001
Yuan and Ming Blue and White Ware from Jiangxi¡]2002

Museums & Galleries

Hong Kong Island

University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, Bonham Road, Hong Kong.
Tel: 2859 2114.
Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (closed Sunday, public holidays, and Foundation Day, March 16).
Admission: free.

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong Park, Central, Hong Kong.
Tel: 2869 0690.
Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (closed Wednesday and some public holidays).
Admission: free.

Police Museum, 27 Coombe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Tel : 2849 7019
Opening hours: 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday to Sunday, 2 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday (closed Monday and public holidays).
Admission: free.

Law Uk Folk Museum, Chai Wan, Hong Kong.
Tel: 2896 7006
Opening hours: 10 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 6 pm Tuesday to Saturday (closed Monday and some public holidays), 1 pm - 6 pm Sunday and public holidays.
Admission: free.

Museum of Chinese Historical Relics, Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Tel: 2827 4692
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm
Monday to Saturday, 1 pm - 6 pm
Sunday and public holidays.
Admission : free

Hong Kong Arts Centre Pao Galleries, Harbour Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Tel : 2582 0200
Opening hours: 10 am - 8 pm daily.
Admission : free

Tsui Museum of Art,
11/F, Bank of China Building,
Central , Hong Kong.
Tel : 2868 2688
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm weekdays,
10 am - 2 pm Saturday (closed Sunday and public holidays).
Admission: HK$ 20 adults, HK$ 10 children and students.

Kowloon

Hong Kong Museum of Art,
Cultural Centre Complex,
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,
Kowloon
Tel : 2734 2167
Hours : 10 am - 6 pm Monday to Saturday
(closed Thursday and some public holidays),
1 pm - 6 pm Sunday and public holidays.
Admission : HK$ 10 adults, HK$ 5 students and seniors.

Hong Kong Museum of History,
Kowloon Prk, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel : 2367 1124
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm
(closed Friday and some public holidays),
1 pm - 6 pm Sunday and public holidays.
Admission : HK$ 10 adults, HK$ 5 children, students and seniors.

Leicheng Uk Branch Museum,
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon.
Tel : 2386 2863
Opening hours: 10 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 6 pm
(closed Thursday and some public holidays),
1 pm - 6 pm Sunday and public holidays.
Admission : free

Hong Kong Space Museum,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
Tel: 2734 2722
Opening hours : 1 pm - 9 pm weekdays
(closed Tuesday and some public holidays),
10 pm - 9 pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
Admission to the exhibition halls: HK$ 10 adults, HK$ 5 children and seniors.
Tickets for Sky Shows and Omnimax screenings : HK$ 26 adults, HK$ 13 children and seniors
(children under three are not admitted to the shows.)

Hong Kong Science Museum,
Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon.
Tel : 2732 3232
Opening hours: 1pm - 9 pm Tuesday to Friday
(mornings reserved for student groups, closed Monday and some public holidays);
10 pm - 9 pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
Admission : HK$ 25 adults, HK$ 15 children, students and seniors.

Tung Wah Museum,
Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon.
Tel: 2770 0867
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm
(closed Wednesday, Sunday and public holidays).
Admission : free

New Territories

Sam Tung Uk Museum,
Tsuen Wan, New Territories.
Tel : 2411 2001
Opening hours: 9 am - 4 pm
(closed Tuesday and some public holidays).
Admission : free
(closed Tuesday and some public holidays).
Admission: free

Hong Kong Railway Museum,
Tai Po Market, Tai Po, New Territories.
Tel: 2653 3339.
Opening hours: 9am - 4pm
(closed Tuesday and some public holidays).
Admission: free

Art Gallery, Chinese University,
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin,
New Territories. (University KCR station).
Tel: 2609 7416.
Opening hours: 10am - 4pm daily,
noon - 4pm Sunday and public holidays
(closed some public holidays).
Admission: free

Sheung Yiu Folk Museum,
Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung Country Park,
Sai Kung, New Territories.
Tel: 2792 6365. Opening hours: 9am - 4pm
(closed Tuesday and some public holidays).
Admission: free

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